Charles Vingiano refused to serve a restraining order to an alleged abuser—and now has to answer to a state commission, in a case that raises broader questions about protecting victims of domestic violence.

The State Marshal Commission at its last meeting found probable cause to investigate two complaints filed against Vingiano by volunteers with the Temporary Restraining Order Project, which is part of the Yale Law School’s Domestic Violence Clinic. If Vingiano is found guilty of either charge, he could lose his badge.

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